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if it's easy what is the point. I like a challenge. Maytan is trying to beat my Knife Throw 2 record
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Maytan is trying to beat my Knife Throw 2 record
WORKING ON IT... I tried about 6 times so far and got 300 points.

4770 is so far away.
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post #7783 of 14551

cute. keep trying

maybe some music will help.


cue montage.
Edited by lmnop - 9/17/10 at 5:18pm
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cute. keep trying
Aye-aye, Cap'n!
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What is Cherry MX blue like in comparison to a rubberdome Saitek Eclipse II?
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What is Cherry MX blue like in comparison to a rubberdome Saitek Eclipse II?
Totally different. After typing on a keyboard with MX Blue switches the Saitek will feel like total mush.
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What is Cherry MX blue like in comparison to a rubberdome Saitek Eclipse II?
your finger wont feel tired at all typing on blue mx
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What is Cherry MX blue like in comparison to a rubberdome Saitek Eclipse II?
I just moved from a Saitek Eclipse II to a Filco with blue switches.

You don't have to type anywhere near as hard. I am still having trouble not bottoming out my keypresses.

It feels great though, and I love the sound.

The Saitek Eclipse II is a very very good keyboard as far as rubber domes go. I would say one of the best (or at least, I found it to be the best rubber dome keyboard I've ever used, and I've owned most of the mainstream gaming keyboards, etc. Even so, the mechanicals are in a completely different class. I don't think I will ever be able to go back, and most likely, I won't, considering the life expectancy of these babies.

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I just moved from a Saitek Eclipse II to a Filco with blue switches.

You don't have to type anywhere near as hard. I am still having trouble not bottoming out my keypresses.

It feels great though, and I love the sound.

The Saitek Eclipse II is a very very good keyboard as far as rubber domes go. I would say one of the best (or at least, I found it to be the best rubber dome keyboard I've ever used, and I've owned most of the mainstream gaming keyboards, etc. Even so, the mechanicals are in a completely different class. I don't think I will ever be able to go back, and most likely, I won't, considering the life expectancy of these babies.

I agree with this. I had a saitek, and would agree that it is certainly one of the better rubber dome keyboards. However, it still doesn't hold a candle to a cherry switch (I currently use Cherry MX Clears now)
    
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What is Cherry MX blue like in comparison to a rubberdome Saitek Eclipse II?
It's like the difference between a drummer drumming on a pillow with his drumsticks vs. drumming on a really high-end, perfectly-tuned snare drum.

It's literally the difference between being required to press a key all the way down in order to send the keystroke signal as opposed to only needing to press a key about halfway down.

Mechanical keyswitches use real springs inside while rubber domes try to mimic this feeling by using a big sheet of rubber with somewhat-springy rubber domes molded into the sheet for each key. Unfortunately, each little dome has to be pressed all the way down in order to make contact with the membrane underneath this sheet of rubber in order to complete the circuit thereby sending the signal to the computer.

Another way to describe it is that rubber domes work against you forcing you to do all of the work while most mechanical switches (especially the Cherry MX Blues and Browns) work with you; it feels like the switch is doing half of the work. You push down, and about halfway through the keystroke it actuates. But at the same time, there's a real metal spring inside providing a pleasing amount of resistance which works with you, not against you.

It's like the difference between a gymnast performing their floor acrobatics on that special springy floor that they use as opposed to just using padded cement. You've seen what I'm talking about: they do a short sprint from one corner to the other, and then perform a bunch of flips and stuff only to land by the opposite corner. That floor they use is springy and it feels awesome to run around on it.

The feeling is very different; typing on the Cherry MX Blues is dramatically easier than typing on rubber domes. It can actually be considered fun. For me, it's like the difference between playing on one of those silly electronic drumsets (with the black rubber pads) as opposed to a real drumset - I hate playing on those electronic kits.
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